Hello on this chilly Thursday.
Two classically-trained international musicians perform in the Turner-Dodge House’s intimate music room Thursday evening. Wei-Qin Claire Tang, a pianist from southern China, has been playing since childhood. She was admitted to the Xinghai Conservatory of Music at 12 and performed with the Hong Kong Philharmonic at 15. She went on to earn bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees from Michigan State University. Performing with her is cellist Igor Cetkovic, originally from Belgrade, Serbia. Cetkovic has performed with orchestras across Europe and the U.S., including a stint as principal cellist with Serbian chamber orchestra the St. George Strings. He is acting principal cellist and artist in residence with the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, assistant principal cellist with the West Michigan Symphony Orchestra, principal cellist with the Saginaw Bay Symphony Orchestra and section cellist with the Lansing Symphony Orchestra. 7 p.m. $10. Turner-Dodge House and Heritage Center, 100 E. North St., Lansing. (517) 482-4220.
For more local events, see below.
Classes and Seminars
Lunch at the Senior Center. Call day before to order meal. Noon-1 p.m. $5.75/$3 suggested donation for ages 60 and up. Meridian Senior Center, 4406 Okemos Road, Okemos. (517) 706-5045, meridianseniorcenter.weebly.com.
(TOPS) Take Off Pounds Sensibly. Weigh-in 5:15 p.m. Meeting 6 p.m. First meeting FREE. Room 207, Haslett Middle School, 1535 Franklin St., Haslett. (517) 927-4307.
A Course in Miracles. Four-week workshop on peace and forgiveness. 7-9 p.m. Unity Spiritual Center of Lansing, 230 S. Holmes, Lansing. (517) 371-3010, unitylansing.org.
Capital Area Crisis Rugby Practice. All levels welcome. 6-8 p.m. FREE. St. Joseph Park, 2125 W. Hillsdale St., Lansing. crisisrfc.com.
Celebrate Recovery. For all hurts and hang-ups. 6 p.m. Donations welcome. Trinity Church (Lansing), 3355 Dunckel Road, Lansing, (517) 492-1866.
Home Alone. Course to prepare ages 10 and up be home alone. Registration required. 6-8 p.m. $10/$12 non-Delta Township resident. Delta Township Enrichment Center, 4538 Elizabeth Road, Lansing. (517) 323-8555, deltami.gov/registration.
Ingham Co. Genealogical Society Meeting. Round table discussion — "Lets Talk Genealogy." 7-9 p.m. Sam Corey Senior Center, 2108 Cedar St., Holt. icgsweb.org.
After School Action Program. Light meal, tutoring and activities. 4-6 p.m. FREE. Eastside Community Action Center, 1001 Dakin St., Lansing.
After School Teen Program. For teens in grades 7-12. 2:30-5:30 p.m. FREE. All Saints Episcopal Church, 800 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351- 2420, elpl.org.
Music at the Mansion. Performance series featuring chamber music and a variety of other genres. 7 p.m. $10. Turner-Dodge House, 100 N. East St., Lansing. (517) 483-4220, ow.ly/6zFF304Y1SX.
Open Mic @ The Colonial Bar & Grill. Weekly bring-your-own-instrument open mic. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. FREE. The Colonial Bar & Grille, 3425 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Lansing. (517) 882-6132.
20% off Student Night, The Avenue Café, 2021 E. Michigan Ave.
Karaoke with DJ Jamie, 10 p.m. Buddies - Okemos, 1937 W Grand River Ave
Karaoke, 9 p.m. Crunchy's, 254 W. Grand River Ave.
Mike Skory & Friends, 8:30 p.m. The Exchange, 314 E. Michigan Ave.
TGB Showcase Finals + Open Mic, 7 p.m. Gallery Brewery, 142 Kent St.
Pink Tie Affair 7, 7 p.m. The Loft, 414 E. Michigan Ave.
Springtails, 9 p.m. Moriarty's Pub, 802 E. Michigan Ave.
HomeSpun, 8:15 p.m. Tequila Cowboy, 5660 W. Saginaw Hwy.
Frog Open Blues Jam, 8:30 p.m. Unicorn Tavern, 327 E. Grand River Ave.
Oxymorons, 8 p.m. Waterfront Bar and Grill, 325 City Market Dr.
Beal Garden Tour: Plants and Animals, A Study in Cooperation. How plants and animals have developed to help the ecosystem. 12:10-12:50 p.m. FREE. Beal Botanical Gardens, MSU Campus, East Lansing. (517) 884-0901, ow.ly/FHUl304TBOt.
English Country Dance Lessons. All dances taught to live music. 7-9:30 p.m. $6/$4 students/MSU students FREE. Snyder-Phillips Hall, C20, 362 Bogue St. East Lansing. (517) 321-3070,
Ladies Silver Blades Figure Skating Club. All skill levels welcome. Lessons, practice and fun. 9:30-11:20 a.m. $5. Suburban Ice, 2810 Hannah Blvd., East Lansing. (517) 881-2517, ladiessilverblades.com.
Mason Codependents Anonymous. A fellowship to develop healthy relationships. 7-8 p.m. FREE. Mason First Church of the Nazarene, 415 E. Maple St., Mason. (517) 515-5559, coda.org.
Speed Dating: Careers in Service. Meet reps from City Year, Peace Corps, AmeriCorps and Teach for America. In room A180. 6:30-8 p.m. FREE. Wells Hall, 619 Red Cedar Road, East Lansing. ow.ly/B0p1304f6Ik.